Gov. Beshear Visits Lafayette High School Vaccination Site, Thanks Students for ‘Rolling Up Their Sleeves
Governor encourages Kentuckians 12 to 17 years old to sign up for Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine approved for their age group
LEXINGTON, KY (STL.News) On Tuesday, Gov. Andy Beshear visited Lafayette High School’s pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic, to encourage youth vaccinations and thank students for “rolling up their sleeves” for the Pfizer vaccine approved for their age group.
All six Fayette County public high schools are hosting vaccination clinics today in partnership with Wild Health.
“For about two months, our 16- and 17-year-olds have been eligible for the Pfizer shot. Last Thursday, that age eligibility dropped to include everyone 12 and older,” said Gov. Beshear. “We need every eligible student, and the parents and guardians of every eligible student, to understand these vaccines are safe and will protect our young people from what can be a devastating illness with lifelong consequences.”
Kentucky led the nation in educator vaccinations, allowing schools to get children back to in-person instruction more quickly and sustainably than in most other states. The Governor said increasing vaccinations among Kentuckians 12 and older is the next crucial step to ensuring students’ safety from COVID-19.